The best supercars at the London Motor Show
Visitors to the London Motor Show could see over a cool $9 million worth of the finest supercars on the globe inside the Supercar Paddock from Lamborghini’s to Ferrari’s.
The London Motor & Tech Show featured a fabulous range of supercars in its Supercar Paddock, with a combined value of over £5 million (AUD$9.25).
It was a formidable sight to see some of the most iconic, rare and desirable special cars together in one place and to see some in action in the live arena.
Here’s a round-up of the supercars available to see with a picture gallery featuring the best of the awe-inspiring models.
One of the undoubted highlights was to see up close and personal two extremely rare Aston Martin Vanquish Zagatos. As if that wasn’t enough, they were joined by the new drop-top Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante.
This latest version of its flagship machine is the fastest convertible ever seen with a top speed of 211mph with the canvas roof down, powered by its 5.2-litre V12 engine that reaches 715bhp.
The roof itself can be opened in 14 seconds and closed in 16 and it can be operated with a key fob within two metres of the car. The car hits 60mph in just 3.4 seconds. The first deliveries are planned for the third quarter of 2019 and prices start at £247,500 (AUD$457,900).
One of the most iconic sports cars ever, the Ferrari Enzo, named after the man who started perhaps the most famous car brand ever, was present. The Enzo, originally called the F60 was renamed because of how proud the manufacturer was of it when it came out in 2002.
The latest version features a 650bhp, six-litre V12 engine and paddle-shift transmission is housed in an all-carbon structure. If you are wealthy and fortunate enough to be selected to buy one today, it will set you back over £1 million (AUD$1.9 million).
Also on show was one of the fastest cars on the globe, the Bugatti Chiron. It’s not just the speed that makes this car so incredible though. It’s the luxury feel and look that make it the complete package.
Revving it up and making some serious noise was Lamborghini’s eagerly-awaited replacement for the Huracan, the Evo. Only released in January, this is the first chance many in the UK will have had to see the Evo.
The new Huracan Evo has increased power, up to 631bhp and it will reach 0-60mph in an amazing 2.7 seconds and with its naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine, Lamborghini says it will reach over 200mph flat-out. In the UK it will set customers back a cool £165,256 (AUD$305,000) excluding retail price taxes.
Another World Car of the Year 2019 winner, the world’s best performance car of 2019, the McLaren 720S, was one of the most popular attractions on show judging by the queues of people trying to photograph it.
A prototype supercar was also on show with Noble’s M500 prototype. It’s Noble’s design for a sports car to go against the McLaren 570S. It has a Ford V6 twin-turbo engine that emits 500-550 hp and the model at the London Motor Show is a prototype of the version that is currently in development.
Meanwhile, Rolls-Royce, not to be outdone on its home turf, teases a one-off version of its Phantom model, to be sold at an online auction later this year to celebrate the luxury carmakers’ 115th anniversary. There was also a Golden Rolls Royce for the ultimate in motoring bling.
Other highlights to be seen at the London Motor & Tech Show Supercar Paddock included the Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari Laferrari, Konigsegg Agera R, Lamborghini Aventador Mansory, Ferrari 812, Mercedes Benz SLR 722, McLaren 600 and the BMW i8.
MIWHIP Luxury Supercab
BMW i8 Roadster
Lamborghini Aventador Mansory
Aston Martin Zagato
Bentley Continental GT Convertible
Ben Squires is a freelance writer based in Sydney interested in all things travel, finance and comedy.